Princess Cruises has announced a new show for its two newest upcoming cruise ships, the Sky Princess and the Enchanted Princess: Rock Opera, an entertainment experience that the cruise line says will combine avant garde fashion with a musical soundrack spanning classic rock, opera and musical theater. The two ships are set to debut in December 2019 and June 2020, respectively.
Featuring special guest tenor and America's Got Talent alum Brian Justin Crum, the new show was created exclusively for Princess Cruises by Director and Choreographer Danny Teeson, Musical Arranger Nelson Kole, Scenic Designer John Lacovelli and Costume Designer Jackson Lowell. In a written statement Princess VP of Entertainment Experience Denise Saviss said that the show will include an eight-piece live orchestra playing classic rock songs, with costumes inspired by the fashions of the Met Gala. Songs will be in English, Spanish, Latin and, in a first for Princess Cruises, sign language.
A native of San Diego, guest tenor Crum performed with several Broadway companies before launching a pop career with credits including Wicked, Grease, Next to Normal and touring companies of The Addams Family and We Will Rock You. He found a broader audience in 2016 as a finalist on NBC's America's Got Talent, finishing in fourth place. That same year, he released Show Me Love, which made its way to the top of the Billboard Dance Charts.
In addition to the new rock show, the two new cruise ships will also sail with a new escape room experience and a new live jazz venue called Take 5.